Donna Latter's Chocolate Butter Cake

This recipe is to be used for the Donna Latter Memorial Prize in this year's The Land Cookery Competition


125g butter
1 3⁄4 cups self raising flour
1 1⁄4 cups caster sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons cocoa 


  • Place all ingredients into a bowl & beat well until the
    chocolate mixture changes colour & all the ingredients are
    combined. A food processor can be used if you like

  • Grease and line a 20cm round tin

  • Pour the mixture into the tin. Bang the tin lightly on the bench to even out the mixture

  • Cook in a moderate oven for about 1 hour (this will depend on your oven) until cake is cooked

  • Hint: The cake will be ready when it springs back when touched in the centre, and the edge
    of the cake comes away from the tin

  • When cool, ice on top with chocolate icing